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Multicompartment compliance aids in the community: the prevalence of potentially inappropriate medications. (2016)
Journal Article
COUNTER, D., STEWART, D., MACLEOD, J. and MCLAY, J.S. 2017. Multicompartment compliance aids in the community: the prevalence of potentially inappropriate medications. British journal of clinical pharmacology [online], 83(7), pages 1515-1520. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1111/bcp.13220

The aim of this study was to assess the prevalence of potentially inappropriate medications (PIMs) use in a population of community-based multicompartment compliance aid (MCA) users in north-east Scotland. The research recorded data for MCAs dispense... Read More about Multicompartment compliance aids in the community: the prevalence of potentially inappropriate medications..

Extending the capability of forensic electrochemistry to the novel psychoactive substance benzylpiperazine. (2016)
Journal Article
WADDELL, S.A., FERNANDEZ, C., INVERARITY, C.C. and PRABHU, R. 2017. Extending the capability of forensic electrochemistry to the novel psychoactive substance benzylpiperazine. Sensing and bio-sensing research [online], 13, pages 28-39. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sbsr.2016.12.001

Benzylpiperazine (BZP) is a novel psychoactive substance that is commonly abused in tablet form as an 'ecstasy-type' drug. Electroanalysis offers genuine potential for field testing of bulk drug samples. This research is the first to investigate the... Read More about Extending the capability of forensic electrochemistry to the novel psychoactive substance benzylpiperazine..

Knowledge, perception, attitude and experience of pharmacist in Qatar towards drug use in pregnancy: a cross-sectional study. (2016)
Presentation / Conference
ROUF, A., AL HAIL, M., ELKASSEM, W., ALSAAD, D. and THOMAS, B. 2016. Knowledge, perception, attitude and experience of pharmacist in Qatar towards drug use in pregnancy: a cross-sectional study. Presented at the 2016 American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP) virtual poster symposium, 18-19 May 2016, Lenexa, USA.

Pregnancy is a state of altered physiology and medication use during this period is remarkably challenging. Pharmacists are medication experts with great knowledge of pharmacology, pharmacokinetics and are trained to apply evidence based clinical kno... Read More about Knowledge, perception, attitude and experience of pharmacist in Qatar towards drug use in pregnancy: a cross-sectional study..

Online state of charge estimation for the aerial lithium-ion battery packs based on the improved extended Kalman filter method. (2016)
Journal Article
WANG, S., FERNANDEZ, C., SHANG, L., LI, Z. and LI, J. 2017. Online state of charge estimation for the aerial lithium-ion battery packs based on the improved extended Kalman filter method. Journal of energy storage [online], 9, pages 69-83. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.est.2016.09.008

An effective method to estimate the integrated state of charge (SOC) value for the lithium-ion battery (LIB) pack is proposed, because of its capacity state estimation needs in the high-power energy supply applications, which is calculated by using t... Read More about Online state of charge estimation for the aerial lithium-ion battery packs based on the improved extended Kalman filter method..

A case of probable esomeprazole-induced transient liver injury in a pregnant woman with hyperemesis. (2016)
Journal Article
THOMAS, B., MOHAMED, M., AL HAIL, M., AWWAD, F.A.Y., WAHBA, R.M., HASSAN, S.B., OMAR, K., EL KASSEM, W. and ABDUL ROUF, P. 2016. A case of probable esomeprazole-induced transient liver injury in a pregnant woman with hyperemesis. Clinical pharmacology: advances and applications [online], 8, pages 199-202. Available from: https://doi.org/10.2147/CPAA.S106234

We report a case of 22-year-old primigravida presented to Women's Hospital - Hamad Medical Corporation emergency with severe epigastric pain, nausea, and vomiting. On admission, she was dehydrated with remarkably worsening symptoms. Laboratory findin... Read More about A case of probable esomeprazole-induced transient liver injury in a pregnant woman with hyperemesis..

Treatment challenge of a cyanobacterium Romeria elegans bloom in a South Australian wastewater treatment plant: a case study. (2016)
Journal Article
PRAPTIWI, R.A., PESTANA, C.J., SAWADE, E.T., SWAIN, N., SCHROEDER, G. and NEWCOMBE, G. 2017. Treatment challenge of a cyanobacterium Romeria elegans bloom in a South Australian wastewater treatment plant: a case study. Environmental technology [online], 38(6), 782-788. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1080/09593330.2016.1262454

A bloom of the non-toxic cyanobacterium Romeria elegans in waste stabilisation ponds (WSPs) within Angaston waste water treatment plant (WWTP) has posed an unprecedented treatment challenge for the local water utility. The water from the WSPs is chlo... Read More about Treatment challenge of a cyanobacterium Romeria elegans bloom in a South Australian wastewater treatment plant: a case study..

Mixing regime simulation and cellulose particle tracing in a stacked frame photocatalytic reactor. (2016)
Journal Article
NAGARAJAN, S., STELLA, L., LAWTON, L.A., IRVINE, J.T.S. and ROBERTSON, P.K.J. 2017. Mixing regime simulation and cellulose particle tracing in a stacked frame photocatalytic reactor. Chemical engineering journal [online], 313, pages 301-308. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cej.2016.12.016

To sustainably meet the global energy demand, unconventional methods to produce renewable energy must emerge. Biofuels from cellulose (via fermentable sugar production) mediated via photocatalysis provides an alternative to conventional fossil fuels.... Read More about Mixing regime simulation and cellulose particle tracing in a stacked frame photocatalytic reactor..

Guidance to manage inappropriate polypharmacy in older people: systematic review and future developments. (2016)
Journal Article
STEWART, D., MAIR, A., WILSON, M., KARDAS, P., LEWEK, P., ALONSO, A., MCINTOSH, J., MACLURE, K. and SIMPATHY Consortium. 2017. Guidance to manage inappropriate polypharmacy in older people: systematic review and future developments. Expert opinion on drug safety [online], 16(2), pages 203-213. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1080/14740338.2017.1265503

Introduction: Single disease state led evidence-based guidelines do not provide sufficient coverage of issues of multimorbidities, with the cumulative impact of recommendations often resulting in overwhelming medicines burden. Inappropriate polypharm... Read More about Guidance to manage inappropriate polypharmacy in older people: systematic review and future developments..

Patient and pharmacist perceptions of a pharmacist-led educational intervention for people with psoriasis. (2016)
Journal Article
TUCKER, R. and STEWART, D. 2016. Patient and pharmacist perceptions of a pharmacist-led educational intervention for people with psoriasis. Selfcare [online], 7(4), pages 18-31. Available from: https://selfcarejournal.com/article/patient-pharmacist-perceptions-pharmacist-led-educational-intervention-people-psoriasis/

BACKGROUND: Chronic plaque psoriasis is an inflammatory skin condition that affects up to 3% of the UK population and most patients have mild to moderate disease that can be effectively managed with topical therapies in primary care. In recent years,... Read More about Patient and pharmacist perceptions of a pharmacist-led educational intervention for people with psoriasis..

Types of clinical outcomes and methods for their assessment in the evaluation of pharmacist-led management of minor ailments: a systematic review. (2016)
Other
PAUDYAL, V., CUNNINGHAM, S., MACLURE, K., GIBSON SMITH, K., RYAN, C. and CORDINA, M. 2016. Types of clinical outcomes and methods for their assessment in the evaluation of pharmacist-led management of minor ailments: a systematic review. [Protocol]. PROSPERO [online], item number CRD42016050847. Available from: http://www.crd.york.ac.uk/PROSPERO/display_record.php?ID=CRD42016050847

The aim of this systematic review is to review the types of clinical outcomes and methods of assessment used in the evaluation of pharmacist-led minor ailments management and identify development and the application of best practices.

A mixed methods investigation of behavioural determinants relating to medication error reporting by health professionals in the United Arab Emirates. (2016)
Thesis
ALQUBAISI, M.M. 2016. A mixed methods investigation of behavioural determinants relating to medication error reporting by health professionals in the United Arab Emirates. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

Improving the effectiveness and efficiency of medication error reporting is key to enhancing patient safety. The aim of this research was to explore medication error reporting in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), examining the attitudes, beliefs, behav... Read More about A mixed methods investigation of behavioural determinants relating to medication error reporting by health professionals in the United Arab Emirates..

Clinical information needs and access for clinical healthcare staff in Highland health and social care service. (2016)
Presentation / Conference
ALMAZROUI, K., MACLURE, K., STEWART, D., RUSHWORTH, G. and HANNAM, P. 2016. Clinical information needs and access for clinical healthcare staff in Highland health and social care service. Presented at 2016 NHS Highland research, development and innovation annual conference, 25 November 2016, Inverness, UK.

Background: Clinical information is required by all clinical healthcare staff to promote better patient care and safety. The information needed, sources, formats and accessibility varies from one staff member to another according to factors such as e... Read More about Clinical information needs and access for clinical healthcare staff in Highland health and social care service..

Urban vs rural STEMI patients; is there a difference? (2016)
Presentation / Conference
KAMONA, A., CUNNINGHAM, S., RUSHWORTH, G.F. and LESLIE, S.J. 2016. Urban vs rural STEMI patients; is there a difference? Presented at 2016 NHS Highland research, development and innovation annual conference, 25 Nov 2016, Inverness, UK.

Background: Timely access to reperfusion therapy for ST elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) is vital. Every minute of delay costs 10 days of patient's life. Patients living in the rural Scottish highlands face a lot of challenges to optimum reper... Read More about Urban vs rural STEMI patients; is there a difference?.

Non-medical prescribing versus medical prescribing for acute and chronic disease management in primary and secondary care. (2016)
Journal Article
WEEKS, G., GEORGE, J., MACLURE, K. and STEWART, D. 2016. Non-medical prescribing versus medical prescribing for acute and chronic disease management in primary and secondary care. [Review]. Cochrane database of systematic reviews [online], Issue 11, article number CS011227. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1002/14651858.CD011227.pub2

The aim of this Cochrane review was to find out if prescribing by health professionals other than doctors delivers comparable outcomes to prescribing by doctors. Cochrane researchers collected and analysed all relevant studies to answer this question... Read More about Non-medical prescribing versus medical prescribing for acute and chronic disease management in primary and secondary care..

Critical evaluation of monitoring strategy for the multi-residue determination of 90 chiral and achiral micropollutants in effluent wastewater. (2016)
Journal Article
PETRIE, B., PROCTOR, K., YOUDAN, J., BARDEN, R. and KASPRZYK-HORDERN, B. 2017. Critical evaluation of monitoring strategy for the multi-residue determination of 90 chiral and achiral micropollutants in effluent wastewater. Science of the total environment [online], 579, pages 569-578. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2016.11.059

It is essential to monitor the release of organic micropollutants from wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs) for developing environmental risk assessment and assessing compliance with legislative regulation. In this study the impact of sampling strateg... Read More about Critical evaluation of monitoring strategy for the multi-residue determination of 90 chiral and achiral micropollutants in effluent wastewater..

Bioindicators assessing water quality and environmental impacts of water treatment plant sludge. (2016)
Journal Article
ABREU DA COSTA, T.R.A., WEBER, O.B., PESTANA, C.J. and CAPELO-NETO, J. 2017. Bioindicators assessing water quality and environmental impacts of water treatment plant sludge. International journal of environment and sustainable development [online], 16(1), pages 25-42. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1504/IJESD.2017.10001350

This study had as objectives to assess water quality using macroinvertebrate communities in Gaviao artificial reservoir (Brazil), used to supply potable water to 2.5 million people, and to evaluate how these organisms responded to the discharge of wa... Read More about Bioindicators assessing water quality and environmental impacts of water treatment plant sludge..

Electrochemical determination of chemical oxygen demand using Ti/TiO2 electrode. (2016)
Journal Article
GE, Y., ZHAI, Y., NIU, D., WANG, Y., FERNANDEZ, C., RAMAKRISHNAPPA, T., HU, X. and WANG, L. 2016. Electrochemical determination of chemical oxygen demand using Ti/TiO2 electrode. International journal of electrochemical science [online], 11(12), pages 9812-9821. Available from: https://doi.org/10.20964/2016.12.05

To overcome the shortcomings of the conventional potassium dichromate method (PDM) for monitoring chemical oxygen demand (COD) of waters, many efforts have been made on developing quick and environment-friendly techniques. Among all alternatives, ele... Read More about Electrochemical determination of chemical oxygen demand using Ti/TiO2 electrode..

Graph edit distance or graph edit pseudo-distance? (2016)
Conference Proceeding
SERRATOSA, F., CORTÉS, X., and MORENO, C.-F. 2016. Graph edit distance or graph edit pseudo-distance? In Robles-Kelly, A., Loog, M., Biggio, B., Escolano, F. and Wilson, R. (eds.). Structural, syntactic, and statistical pattern recognition: proceedings of the 2016 Joint International Association of Pattern Recognition (IAPR) International workshops on Statistical techniques in pattern recognition (SPR) and Structural and syntactic pattern recognition (SSPR) (S+SSPR 2020), 29 November - 2 December 2016, Merida, Mexico. Lecture notes in computer science, 10029. Cham: Springer [online], pages 530-540. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-49055-7_47

Graph Edit Distance has been intensively used since its appearance in 1983. This distance is very appropriate if we want to compare a pair of attributed graphs from any domain and obtain not only a distance, but also the best correspondence between n... Read More about Graph edit distance or graph edit pseudo-distance?.

Safety of levetiracetam in pregnancy and lactation: a systematic review. (2016)
Presentation / Conference
THOMAS, B., ROUF, A., AL HAIL, M.S., ELKASSEM, W.M., ALSAAD, D., TARANNUM, A., MACLURE, K. and STEWART, D. 2016. Safety of levetiracetam in pregnancy and lactation: a systematic review. Presented at the 9th Medication safety conference, 4-6 November 2016, Abu Dhabi, UAE.

Most women with active seizures are often encouraged to continue their antiepileptic medications during pregnancy to avoid serious fetal or maternal complications. Levetiracetam (LEV) is a newer antiepileptic drug used as adjunctive therapy in patien... Read More about Safety of levetiracetam in pregnancy and lactation: a systematic review..

Comparative assessment of visible light and UV active photocatalysts by hydroxyl radical quantification. (2016)
Journal Article
NAGARAJAN, S., SKILLEN, N.C., FINA, F., ZHANG, G., RANDORN, C., LAWTON, L.A., IRVINE, J.T.S. and ROBERTSON, P.K.J. 2016. Comparative assessment of visible light and UV active photocatalysts by hydroxyl radical quantification. Journal of photochemistry and photobiology A: chemistry [online], 334, pages 13-19. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jphotochem.2016.10.034

A simple method for determining hydroxyl radical yields on semiconductor photocatalysts is highly desirable, especially when comparing different photocatalyst materials. This paper reports the screening of a selection of visible light active photocat... Read More about Comparative assessment of visible light and UV active photocatalysts by hydroxyl radical quantification..